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Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort
Potipot Gateway Resort

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7.7

Very good

129 reviews

129 reviews

Housekeeping6
Food & Dining4
Beach4
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7.8

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Potipot Island 2.0 km
Clark International Airport 85.7 km
Subic Bay International Airport 103.5 km
Loakan Airport 108.1 km
Dr.Juan C. Angara Airport 168.4 km
Ninoy Aquino International Airport 173.1 km
Cauayan Airport 240.5 km

Potipot Gateway Resort

Barangay Sinabacan, Sinabacan, Candelaria (Zambales), Philippines, 2212 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Sinabacan part of Candelaria (Zambales), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage, restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Private beach

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Breakfast [free]

Air conditioning

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Spa

Beachfront

BBQ facilities

Cheaper than 75% of all properties in Candelaria (Zambales) in the last 24 hoursCompared to 4 Candelaria (Zambales) properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.6
Distance to city center50km
Location rating7.8

Rooms available at Potipot Gateway Resort

Beach Front
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 6 single beds and 2 double ...
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Wilson Stone House
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Riverside Attic Room
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  • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 single bed and 3 double b...
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Villa
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  • Lake view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Riverside Double Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed and 1 sofa bed
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Japanese Style
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 double bed
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dkb
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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Double Bed room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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HOUSE WATER VIEW
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Potipot Gateway Resort?

    Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Potipot Gateway Resort?

    For those who wish to drive their own cars, Potipot Gateway Resort has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Candelaria (Zambales) with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

    What are my dining options at Potipot Gateway Resort?

    Potipot Gateway Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Potipot Gateway Resort?

    Potipot Gateway Resort does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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    What people love about Potipot Gateway Resort

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "I enjoyed exploring the beautiful grounds with many trees and blooms."

      Pineda

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      September 7, 2022

    • 10

      Exceptional

      "The ambiance was awesome."

      Jewels

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      February 25, 2020

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "Great place!"

      Victor

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      February 17, 2020

    Overall rating:

    7.7

    Very good
    129 reviews
    Cleanliness
    7.3
    Facilities
    7.3
    Location
    7.8
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    More about Potipot Gateway Resort

    More about Potipot Gateway Resort

    Potipot Gateway Resort

    Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Potipot Gateway Resort. Keep up with all your communications easily with the resort's free Wi-Fi. Car hire services provided by the resort make exploring Candelaria (Zambales) even more convenient. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the resort.
    Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the resort's tours. Packing light is possible at Potipot Gateway Resort thanks to the resort's laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time. For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the resort.
    Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by resort.
    Enjoy the services offered at Potipot Gateway Resort from the convenience of your guestroom. For your comfort, some rooms at the resort are equipped with air conditioning. Some rooms at Potipot Gateway Resort even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
    In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar at your disposal. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


    Dining and things to do

    Every morning you can wake up to a delicious free breakfast at Potipot Gateway Resort. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the resort, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the resort's karaoke rooms and bar. Do you prefer to cook your own meals? Then you'll love the in-house BBQ facilities.
    Potipot Gateway Resort offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the resort. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the resort's pool.
    Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports and diving. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the resort's ping-pong table. Get social at the resort's shared lounge and TV area, where you can meet other guests. Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the souvenir shops available right on-site.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Very good
    Facilities

    7.3

    Most talked about facilities

    Food & Dining

    5 mentions

    Beach

    5 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    3 mentions

    Internet

    3 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Filipino

    Outdoor

    • Beachfront

    Internet access

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Wi-Fi in public areas

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Billiards
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Garden
    • Karaoke
    • Massage
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Private beach
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Table tennis
    • Tours
    • Water sports (motorized)
    • Water sports (non-motorized)

    Cleanliness and safety

    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • First aid kit
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Temperature check for guests and staff

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [free]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Elevator
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Playground
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Cat-friendly
    • Dog-friendly
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Rental car
    Location
    Barangay Sinabacan, Sinabacan, Candelaria (Zambales), Philippines, 2212
    Very good
    Location

    7.8

    Property policies
    Children and extra beds

    Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

    All children are welcome.

    Children 0-5 year(s)
    Stay for free if using existing bedding.
    If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
    Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
    Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
    Others
    • Guests may consume food and drinks purchased outside the hotel in their rooms but bringing liquors and other food and drinks purchased outside the hotel in the hotel restaurant premises is strictly prohibited otherwise the hotel shall charge a corkage fee.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
    Some helpful facts

    Check-in/Check-out

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-in until17:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Distance from city center50km

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 31
    • Year property opened2008
    • Most recent renovation2013

    Parking

    • Daily parking fee0 PHP

    Reviews of Potipot Gateway Resort from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    7.7
    /
    10
    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.3
    Location7.8
    Room comfort and quality7.4
    Service8.3
    Value for money7.6
    High score for Candelaria (Zambales)
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (14)
    8-9 Excellent (13)
    7-8 Very Good (13)
    6-7 Good (9)
    <6 Below Expectation (16)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (14)
    Jun - Aug (11)
    Sep - Nov (18)
    Dec - Feb (22)
    All guests (129)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Angiela from United Kingdom
    Group
    Beach Front
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    Exceptional”

    Excellent location, excellent customer service. The staff were accommodating and the room’s style, layout, and size was perfect for the group.

    Reviewed December 18, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jewels from Philippines
    Solo traveler
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Excellent Service from the Staff”

    The ambiance was awesome. Delicious food and very accommodating staff. I will surely come back again

    Reviewed February 25, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jhoanne from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Beach Front
    Stayed 1 night in August 2019

    The place is nice and great”

    I love spending vacation here, and we get to enjoy the island as well.

    Reviewed October 15, 2019

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anne from Philippines
    Couple
    Wilson Stone House
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Aside from the very far travel (depends where you're from), overall experience is 9/10.”

    Place is quiet, perfect for unwinding. Amenities are good. Food is good and just the right price. Room is clean.

    Reviewed February 17, 2020

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kimberly from Philippines
    Group
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    EXCELLENT”

    Overall it is good.

    Reviewed September 28, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    sandy from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Excellent”

    the place is child friendly. the food is excellent. we were just awaken at 4am due to noisy neighbor whom the staff told us coming from the other building, cooking and preparing for their island tour.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Judah from Philippines
    Group
    Riverside Attic Room
    Stayed 1 night in December 2019

    They gave us a wonderful memorable vacation. They were super accomodating.”

    The food is great and delicious, but not all in the menu is available. The attic room good for 15 persons was very pleasant, just don't make too much noise or the occupants downstairs might complain because the flooring is wooden. Parking is also far from the buildings, you have to cross a beautiful bridge before you can get there.

    Reviewed December 30, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent
    Victor from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2020

    Excellent”

    Will return with the family. Great place!

    Reviewed February 17, 2020

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    7.6
    Very good
    Jerome from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in March 2020

    Stayed 1 night”

    We stayed at the Japanese inspired room. It was spacious and fine aside from that it is a bit old and will somehow give you a creepy feeling. The room is difficult to lock, the heater is not working and the room itself smells like an antique closet. It is near to the beach so you can easily say that they lack maintainance. They should maintain even their beachfront.

    Reviewed March 10, 2020

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    4.4
    Richard from Philippines
    Couple
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Disappointing”

    We liked the food here. There is nothing else that I can add on the positive side. This is a slightly old hotel, I would guess. It shouldn't be (or feel) grubby, though. The beach was dirty, too, wih plenty of cigarette butts. Don't get Japanese room no 1 (your key will show JAP1). Nightmare: 1. The aircon is way too loud. We couldn't sleep. 2. The television didn't work We asked for a different room. We were given Japanese room number 2: 1. The television was working but there was no remote control 2. The air conditioner was a bit quieter but gave off some moisture. Very difficult to sleep. 3. A foam mattress together with foam pillows is a nightmare combination! 4. The restaurant serves only about 50% of the food items shown in the menu. The bar about 20% 5. This is probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed at in The Philippines 6. I paid for 3 nights (in advance) but we only stayed for 2 nights. That should tell you something!

    Reviewed June 25, 2019

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    4.4
    Yngve from Norway
    Couple
    Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Acceptable”

    Checkin is good the staf is friendly. But its a Ghost hotell.. Needs cleaning . And the bar staf needs some drink mixing training.

    Reviewed November 11, 2019

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    4.0
    Veronica from Philippines
    Group
    Japanese Style
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Do not book the Japanese style room”

    We book our room on a last minute and we do not have many choices of rooms. So we are assigned in Japanese style room. Naming it japanese style is an insult really! I dreaded taking shower the next day because the bathroom have no heater & the sewer pipe of the upper floor is expose in the ceiling of the bathroom! The other room have clog toilet bowl so when you flush, it flooded the bathroom! Really horrible experience! The room is so bright as the curtain is too thin. The ceiling light have aluminum foil to reflect the light & make it brighter.

    Reviewed February 11, 2019

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    2.4
    Michelle from United States
    Couple
    Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

    The moment we entered the building, it smelled like bleached, the room smelled like mold.”

    The bathroom, the water tasted like drainage water, shower room were flooding. I wouldn’t recommend this property. It needs renovation, and the water system require better filtration. The compound was nice, it has a nice garden, however it smelled like animals/birds poops. 6,000 pesos was a waste.

    Reviewed June 25, 2019

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Jan from Philippines
    Couple
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

    A rustic hotel with its own charm”

    Stayed for 3D2N Pros: - good food - quiet & clean beach front with few (1-2) or no boats - friendly staff (they'll also help you when you want to get a boat going to Potipot Island) - rustic feel - 5-10mins away from Potipot Island Cons: - weak wifi internet inside the room (signal is strongest at the resto or outside the room) - room is a bit outdated, gloomy & smells dusty Management also allowed us to extend 2 hours on our last day (without additional fees) which was great.

    Reviewed September 26, 2017

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Maria from Philippines
    Group
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    This is your gateway to Potipot Island with its own amenities to enjoy ”

    pros: 1. Situated along the highway so it’s easy for those who will take the bus from Manila. Walk a bit to enter the resort or take a tricycle for 30 pesos only. 2. It has its own parking space 3. Beach front with own swimming pool for kids and adults to enjoy 4. It’s also home to different birds that are welcoming and friendly 5. Rooms are clean with big smart tv 6. Own restaurant that serve hot meals 7. Entertainment amenities pool table, piano, guitar, game boards, playground for kids 8. Boat services to potipot island available at the beach front 9. Showers all over the resort 10. Beautiful garden and landscaping 11. Friendly and accommodating staff 12 quiet place during weekdays or off peak Cons: 1. No WiFi but I prefer it that way 2. Foods are good for 4 people minimum otherwise you order ala cart which is a bum for solo traveler or twos 3. No free toiletries so bring your own Enjoy your stay!

    Reviewed April 07, 2018

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    8.8
    Excellent
    Nir from Israel
    Couple
    Wilson Stone House
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

    Gear place, great facilities and attractions”

    The place is located in a great spot in front of Potipot island and the boat there and back definitely recommended for a day on the island beach. The restaurant is good as well and the atmosphere in the resort really nice.

    Reviewed November 11, 2016

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    6.4
    Good
    alex from Philippines
    Family with teens
    Riverside Double Room
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2016

    Pwede na. But we have no plans of returning. ”

    El Nido or Discovery Shores in Boracay are bright shining diamonds while Potipot Gateway is a hunk of carbon. The best things I can say about the place are 1. The rooms are big - we stayed in the ground floor of the Riverside Villa. 2. The staff seemed eager to help. 3. Some of the food - the inihaw - is very good. Unfortunately, it gets to your table really, really slowly. It's a pwede na place if you don't mind the not very inviting brown sand beach that's littered with packs of Zesto, Chippy, and a disposable diaper. Potipot island - a 10 minute boat ride away has a cleaner, more inviting beach but the facilities are a bit too crude for my taste. There's nothing to do which is a great thing if you like doing absolutely nothing. Older guests or people with mobility problems will find it problematic negotiating the foot bridge that connects the resort to the parking area. I wouldn't go back. My wife, daughter, and I all agree that our stay at Potipot was our least favorite vacation.

    Reviewed January 06, 2017

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melvin from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2017

    Thumbs up for Potipot Gateway”

    I loved the native setup and how it is very close to Potipot Island. Everything is very cozy and staff are accommodating. Thumbs up for this resort!

    Reviewed January 17, 2017

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    8.4
    Excellent
    angela from Philippines
    Couple
    Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    just after typhoon mangkhut”

    my partner and i checked in last september 17, 2018. Almost a day after typhoon mangkhut hit the philippines and made damages even in zambales. the staff were all friendly and very accomodating. the menu is pricey but worth it. the hammocks were not available at the moment since the typhoon destroyed some of their facilities but you will not notice it for they offer a lot of other services. we stayed there with few other guests, thus we found serenity on our first two days until other guests arrived before we left. the downsides are one, the beach is not inviting for swimming. the sand is black and the beach has floating trash. though it is understandable since those trash might be swept there by the typhoon. two, the room we used smelt like dust and air freshner or baygon orange scent (either of the tw, im not sure). 3rd, we felt that the blanket and comforter were a bit damped. last, i was attacked by a roach while i was drinking my beer inside the room on our last night of stay.

    Reviewed September 20, 2018

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    8.0
    Excellent
    Marcus from Philippines
    Family with young children
    Beachfront 1 Bed Suite
    Stayed 1 night in September 2014

    Pleasantly Surprised”

    Value for money, spaceous rooms, lots of amenities

    I was pleasantly surprised at the number of amenities available for a resort / hotel so far from the city. Potipot Island is of course the attraction but it is nice to know that there is a place to come home to after a night of roughing it.

    Reviewed September 08, 2014

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